Types of Yoga and Pilates

Our classes cater to all levels of experience and fitness. Therefore when choosing a class it is important to ask yourself what you want to get out of your time with us. Are you new to Yoga and Pilates or seeking greater structure for your current practice? If so, Yoga Foundations and Pilates Basics will deepen your understanding of these forms of movement while providing a safe base for you to explore from. Are you looking for something to help you wind down? In this case, Meditation, Yin Yoga and Yoga Stretch are fantastic for relaxing and gently opening both mind and body. If you are wanting more dynamic movement, Yoga Flow and Pilates Barre will get you feeling vibrant and sparkly with sweat. Last but certainly not least, if you want to strengthen the body and challenge your capability Yoga Strength and Power Pilates will expand your practice, building muscle strength and stability.

What does your body Need?

Learn

Yoga Foundations
Pilates Basics

Move

Yoga Flow
Yoga Stength
Pilates Power
Pilates Barre

Restore

Yoga Stretch
Yin Yoga
Meditation

Yoga Foundations

This is a slower moving class focussing on alignment and breath in common yoga postures. To build understanding and stability in each pose, our teachers provide step-by-step verbal description and frequent demonstration with a sprinkle of yoga philosophy, adding purpose to your practice. This class is perfect if you are new to yoga, or if you want to go back to basics to deepen your understanding of the practice.
As with all our classes, all ages, genders, levels of fitness and experience are welcome!

Pilates Basics

This steady paced class provides you with Pilates fundamentals to develop strength, coordination, stability and balance. We work on various muscle groups each class, specifically focusing on correct engagement of stabilising muscles to support good posture. This fun, energising class will leave you a little sweaty and feeling muscles that you didn’t know existed!

Yoga Flow

This is an energising class style that focusses on the unification of movement and breath. This steadily paced practice warms the body while building both strength and flexibility. It will focus the mind and encourage greater mind-body awareness as you move fluidly from posture to posture.
Yoga Flow is particularly beneficial if you are looking to deepen your understanding of how your breath can effect wellbeing. All while you tone up and gain mobility, strength and grace.

Yoga Strength

This is a dynamic class style that is designed to challenge you in a safe and supportive environment. This humbling practice gives you the space to explore your body’s capabilities with an in-depth focus on correct alignment and muscle activation. Different options are provided by our teachers when moving to more challenging postures. We always encourage you to listen to your body and take the option that best suits you. Yoga Strength is great for anyone looking for a fun physical and mental challenge. It will encourage you to tap into your inner child and gain a greater understanding of what you are truely capable of!

Yoga Strength - Gold Coast - Floating Lotus - Studio
Pilates Gold Coast - Power Class

Pilates Power

Want to pick up the pace with more sweat, burn and tone? This class is for you! Using body weight, props and small repetitive movements, exercises target muscle groups that gym workouts often miss. Move to energising music, feel the burn and leave feeling longer and stronger!

Pilates Barre

These classes are a full body workout that fuse the best elements of ballet, Pilates, sports conditioning and stretching for a truly unique and fun experience. With the support of a ballet barre you will flow through a sequence of exercises ranging from smaller movements to isolate specific muscle groups to larger movements to get your heart pumping. This class is fantastic for building long, lean muscle and getting those good endorphins running!

Gold Coast Barre Class - Floating Lotus Studio
Yoga Stretch - Fleibility Gold Coast - Floating Lotus Studio

Yoga Stretch

This is a low intensity class style that focusses on gently opening the body in order to leave you feeling restored and rejuvenated. The slower pace of this class allows you the time and space for reflection. This encourages you to cultivate deeper internal awareness through mindful movement and breath work.
Yoga Stretch is fantastic for anyone looking for ways to reduce stress, if you are recovering from injury or illness, or simply looking for a stretch out to compliment your personal fitness regime.

Yin Yoga

This targets the connective tissue of the body (fascia) that is often missed  in a more active style of practice. When stretching and strengthening the fascia, you can increase joint mobility, flexibility and circulation. Yin postures are passive and mostly floor-based allowing you to completely surrender and disengage muscular effort. Postures are generally held for 3-5 minutes at a time using a number of props to maximise comfort. Long holds can be both physically and mentally challenging, requiring you to search for stillness in both mind and body. This stillness in turn calms the mind and body which can help reduce levels of stress and anxiety.

Gold Coast Yin Classes Yoga
Gold Coast Meditation

meditation

This is a practice of concentrated focus to promote relaxation, reduce stress and increase awareness of the present moment. The point of focus for our classes is a guided visualisation that will lead you on a journey inward, enhancing personal and spiritual growth. Some of the many benefits of Meditation include increased memory, focus, communication abilities, tolerance and emotional stability. Recent research shows that a regular meditation practice may slow age related thinning of the frontal cortex, leading to longer lasting executive functioning.

Yoga for pregnancy

We do not have specific prenatal classes, but welcome mums-to-be into all of our yoga and barre classes. We recommend checking with your doctor before beginning any new forms of exercise.

Start off with Yoga Foundations and Yoga Stretch. Even if you have plenty of yoga experience,we encourage you to start with our slower classes to get familiar with the changes in your body and take time to connect inward. If you feel like picking up the intensity, Yoga Flow, Yoga Strength and Pilates Barre can take you there.

Just be sure to listen to your body and rest when you need to, it is important not to overheat. There will be some exercises/ poses that should be avoided throughout pregnancy. Our teachers will be able to guide you around these and give alternatives where needed. In general, avoid any movements that compress your belly or require strong abdominal activation (Lying prone, closed twists, crunches etc). If any movements make you uncomfortable, or dizzy, take a moment to rest. Pregnancy is not a time to push through discomfort, you have enough going on!

If you are looking for ways to relax the body and calm the mind, Yin Yoga and Meditation are amazing practices to have with you through your pregnancy journey. We do not recommend mat pilates (Pilates Basics and Pilates Power) during pregnancy.